Chalcidian Tinned Bronze Helmet
This helmet has a domed crown with medial ridge, with contoured inverted ‘V’ shape above the brow continuing as an occipital rib around the helmet, with pronounced arched brows and narrow flared neck guard, the hinges remaining for the missing cheek-pieces. The domed crown has a medial ridge, with a contoured inverted ‘V’ shape above the brow continuing as an occipital rib around the helmet, pronounced arched brows and a narrow flared neck guard; the hinges remaining where cheek-pieces were originally attached. ‘Chalcidian’ helmets are so named as they resemble those depicted on pottery from the Euboean city of Chalcis. They were used throughout the Greek world as a lighter, less bulky version of the earlier ‘Corinthian’ helmet.